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worries and my fears, i also realized that this decision affected not only me as a wife and a mother, but as a voter, as an american. and i started envisioning the kind of person that i wanted to lead our lead our country, and i knew i wanted a president with a steady character, with deep compassion and strong convictions. i wanted a president who was smart. >> you're watching president obama's final campaign rally in des moines, iowa. our cover continues on msnbc. >> someone who would always tell us the truth even when it's hard. i wanted a president driven not by politics or which way the wind is blowing but by the struggles, hopes and dreams of all americans. the more i thought about it, the
more i knew in my heart that i was describing barack. i knew he could be that president, and for four years that's exactly what he's done. he has stayed true to himself and with your help, he's worked day after day to make this country better to move it forward. he's rescued our economy from the brink of collapse, saved the auto industry. [ applause ] he's passed historic health reform, ended the war in iraq. he's fought so women get equal pay and students can afford college. [ applause ] he's fought for our seniors so they can retire with dignity and our veterans so that they can
get the benefits they earned and the respect they deserve. for four years barack has been fighting to give every single one of us a fair shot at that great american dream no matter what we look like or where we come from or who we love. [ applause ] for four years we have all seen what i've seen for the past 23 years. we've seen a man of honor and integrity who knows what he believes and stayed true to his values. i'm so proud of my husband. we have seen an honest man who knows the facts and always gives it to us straight. we've seen man who's strength and resolve to build a better tomorrow has never waivered and
that's why i'm so thrilled to be here in iowa tonight. [ cheers and applause ] because long before most people even knew his name, you all saw what i saw. you did all this crazy stuff. you showed up at campaign offices here in des moines and offices all over the state. more importantly you opened your homes, you held caucus trainings. you marched with us at the jefferson jackson dinner and then on a cold january night you stood up for barack because you knew that he would stand up for you. [ cheers and applause ] over these past four years our family has been truly blessed, truly blessed by all of the love and support and prayers that we
have received from every corner of this country. barack has been truly blessed to have all of you by his side as we have worked together to bring that change we can believe in. it is an honor and a privilege to serve this nation. tomorrow we get the chance to finish what we started here. [ cheers and applause ] tomorrow all across this state, we will line up and vote in libraries and community centers and school gyms, we're going to knock on doors until our fingers are numb. we're going to make calls until our voices are hoarse and we won't stop until every voice and every last vote is counted. we will do it. we will do it because while we
have come so far, we know that there's so much more to do. what we really truly know is that we cannot turn back now. we need to keep moving this country forward. so, that means that we need to reelect the man who has been fighting for us every single day, my husband, the love of my life, the president of the united states barack obama. [ cheers and applause ]
>> hello iowa. tomorrow, tomorrow, iowa. tomorrow from the granite of new hampshire, the rockies of colorado, from the coastline of florida to virginia's rolling hills, from the valleys of ohio to these iowa fields we will keep america moving forward. i've come back to iowa one more time to ask for your vote. i came back to ask you to help us finish what we've started
because this is where our movement for change began. right here. right here. right behind these bleachers is the building that was home to our iowa headquarters in 2008. i was just inside and it brought back a lot of memories. this is where some of the first young people who joined our campaign set up shop. willing to work for little pay and less sleep because they believed that people who love their country can change it. this is where so many of you who shared that belief came to help. when the heat didn't work for the first week or so, some of you brought hats and gloves for the staff. these poor kids weren't prepared. when the walls inside were bare, one of you painted a mural to
lift everybody's spirits. we had a steak fry to spark to. when we had a jj dinner to fire up. you brought your neighbors and made homemade signs. we had calls to make, teachers and nurses showed up after work already bone tired but stayed any way late into the night. you welcomed me and michelle into your homes. you picked us up when we needed a lift an your faces gave me new hope for this country's future. your stories filled me with resolve to fight for you every single day i set foot in the oval office. you inspired us. i want to take this opportunity to say one thing to all the young people and not so young people who have given so much to
this campaign over the years. those of you who haven't done this just for me but for each other, for laid off family member, a sick child or fallen friend. for all you have that live and breathe the hard work of change i want to thank you. you took this campaign and you made it your own and you organized yourself block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, county by county. starting a movement that spread across the country. a movement made up of young and old native american, gay or straight. we believe. [ cheers and applause ] a shot at our own american dream. when the senate said we couldn't, you said yes we can. you said yes we can, and we did.
against all odds we did. we didn't know what challenges would come when we began this journey. we didn't know how deep the crisis would turn out. we knew we would get through those challenges the same way this nation always does with that determined unconquerable american spirit that says no matter how bad the storm gets, no matter how tough times are we're all in this together. we ride or fall as one nation and as one people. that's the spirit that carried us through the trials and transcri tribulations. today our businesses have created nearly five and a half million new jobs the america auto industry is back.
home values are on the rise. we'reless dependent on foreign oil in the last 20 years. we've doubled the production of clean energy because of the service and sacrifice from our brave men and women in uniform, the war in iraq is over. the war in afghanistan is ending. al qaeda is on the run. bin laden is dead. [ cheers and applause ] iowa we're here tonight because we got more work to do. we're not done yet on this journey. we got more road to travel. as long as there's a single american who wants a job but can't find one. as long as they're families that are working harder but still falling behind, as long as there's a child anywhere in des moines, anywhere in iowa, anywhere in this country languishing in poverty, barred
from opportunity our work isn't done. our fight for change goes on because we know this nation cannot succeed without a growing driving middle class and sturdy ladders for everybody that's willing to work to get into that middle class. our fight goes on because america's always done best. when everybody's got fair shot an everybody's doing their fair share an everybody plays by the same rules. the people of iowa understand that. that's what we believe. that's why you elected me in 2008 and iowa that's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ]
the choice you make tomorrow and you understand as iowans you pay attention, the choice you make is not just between two candidates and parties. it's a choice between two different visions of america, who we are, what we believe, what we care about. the choice of going back to the top down policies that caused the mess we've been fighting out of four years or moving forward to a future that's built on strong and growing middle class. iowa you know me as well as anybody. you've seen a lot of me these last six years. you know what, you may not agree with every decision i've made, michelle doesn't, there may be times when you've been frustrated at the pace of change. i promise you so have i. you know what i believe.
you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. you know i'll fight for you and your families every single day as long as i know how. that's why when we talk about change we know what real change looks like. it's because we fought for it. we've got the scars to prove it. i've got the gray hair to show it. i wasn't this gray when i first showed up in iowa. sometimes it's been hard. sometimes it's been frustrating. we understand that. we also know is that when we decide to make a difference, when americans come together determined to bring about change nobody can stop us.
we cannot be stopped. after all we've been through together, after all that we fought through together we cannot give up on change now. we know what real change looks like. change is a country where every american has a shot at a great education, where we recruit teachers, train new workers, bring down tuition so no one in this country is forced to give up a dream of college education. iowa knows about clean energy and biodiesel that will free this country from the grip of
turmoil. i want to reward companies that create jobs right here in america. that's what change is all about. change is turning the page on a decade of war so we can do some nation building here at home, repairing our roads and bridges and making our schools state of the art, putting our veterans back to work because nobody who fights for this country's freedom should have to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home. that's what we're fighting for. that's why we're not done. change is a future where we reduce our deficit by asking the wealthiest americans to go back to the tax rates they paid when bill clinton was in office. we'll cut out spending we don't need. as long as i'm president we're not going to turn medicare into a voucher just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut.
we're not going to take a kid off of head start just to pay pr a millionaire's tax cut because our budget reflects our priorities and our values. we know what our future requires. we know what real change is. you helped teach me that here in iowa. what you also know is that change isn't easy. a lot of you showed up at town hall meetings back in 2007 and 2008. i used to talk about change but i also said i'm not just talk about changing presidents. i'm not just talking about changing parties. i'm talking about changing our politics. i told you i ran because your voices had been shut out of our democracy by way too long by special interests and
politicians who will do whatever it takes to keep things the way they are. we've seen over the last four years the status quo in washington they are powerful and they have fought us every step of the way. we've tried and succeeded in reforming our health care system. they spent millions trying to stop us. when we tried and succeeded in reforming wall street, they spent millions to push us back. we kept on going but those were tough fights. what they are counting on now is that you'll get worn down by all the squabble. you'll get fed up with the dysfunction. you'll give up on the change we fought for. you'll walk away and leave them to make decisions that affect every american. in other words, their bet is on
cynicism but iowa you taught me to bet on you. you taught me to bet on hope. i'll work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. if you want to break the gridlock in congress you'll vote for leaders who feel the same way whether they're democrats or republicans or independents. the kind of iowa leaders you've always had. there's some principles you got to fight for. there are times where you got to take a stand. the price of peace in washington is cutting deals to kick students off of financial aid, get rid of funding for planned parenthood, let insurance companies discriminate against kids with preexisting
conditions, eliminate medicare for those that are poor or disabled. i won't pay that price. that's not the deal i'll make. that's not change. that's surrender to the same forces of the status quo that have squeezed middle class families for way too long. iowa i'm not ready to give up on the fight. i've got a lot more fight left in me. on behalf of american families, i need you to still have some fight in you too. the folks at the top of the this country turns out they don't need another champion in washington. they'll always have a seat at the table. they'll always have access and
influence. the people who need a champion are the americans whose letters i read late at night after a long day at the office. the men and women i meet on the campaign trail every day. the laid off worker who is retraining for a career at the age of 55 at the college. the restaurant owner who needs a new loan. he needs a champion. the cooks and the waiters and cleaning staffer wo inin ining trying to save for a kid to go to college or buy a new home need a champion. the auto workers that was laid off and thought the plan would never reopen and is now back on the job filled with pride and dignity building a great car, building america, he needs champion.
the teacher in the overcrowded classroom with out dated school books digging into our own pocket to buy school supplies not always feeling like she's got the support she needs but showing up everybody day because she knows this might be the day she's got a breakthrough and made a difference in one child's life. she needs a champion. all those kids in inner cities, small farm towns, kids dreaming of becoming scientists or doctors, engineers or entrepreneurs, diplomats or even a president, they need a champion in washington because the future will never have as many lobbyists as the status quo. children don't have lobbyists the way oil companies or banks do but it's the dreams of those children that will be our saving
grace. that's what we fight for. that's why i need you iowa to make sure their voices are heard, to make sure your voices are heard. that's why we've come too far to turn back now. we've come too far to let our hearts grow faint. now is the time to keep pushing forward to educate all our kids and train all our workers and create new jobs and rebuild our roads and bring back our troops and care for our veterans and broaden opportunity and grow middle class and make sure no matter who you are or where you come from or how you started out, what you look like, who you love, what's your last name is, here in america you can make it if you try.
iowa after all the the months of campaigning and the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. all of it depends on what you do when you step into that voting booth tomorrow it's just a remarkable thing the way our democracy works. at a certain point all this effort and campaign rallies then it just comes down to each of us as citizens. it all depends on you bringing your friend or neighbor or coworker, mom, dad, wife to the polls. that's how our democracy is supposed to be. the single most powerful force
in our democracy is you. moving this country forward begins with you. don't ever let anybody tell you your vote doesn't matter. don't let anybody tell you your voice can't make a difference. it makes a difference. i got a powerful reminder of this myself on our last campaign. folks in iowa i know you may have heard this story. it was early in the primaries. we were still way down in the polls and i think this office just finally gotten the heat turned on and at the time i was still competing in south carolina. it was one of the early primary states. i really wanted the endorsement of the state representative down there. i met her at some function. nobody knew me. nobody could pronounce my name. they're wondering what's he thinking. i asked her for an endorsement
and she said i tell you what, i'll give you my endorsement if you come do my hometown of greenwood, south carolina. i think i had a bit of wine during dinner because right away i said okay. it's about a month later and i'm traveling back to south carolina. we flew in late at night. i think we were coming from iowa. we had been campaigning nonstop traveling all through towns the and having meetings and shaking hands and in between i'm making phone calls asking people for support. we land in greenville, south carolina at around midnight. we get to the hotel at 1:00 in the morning. i'm exhausted. i'm dragging my bags to my room. back then we didn't fly on air force one. the accommodations were a little different. just as i'm about to walk into the room one of my staff taps me on the shoulder and said excuse me senator, i was a senator back
then, we're going to have to wake up and be on the road at 6:30 in the morning. i said what. why? you made this promise to go to greenwood and it's several hours away. iowa i try to keep my promises so a few hours later i wake up and i feel terrible. i think a cold is coming on. i open up the curtains the try to get some light but it's pouring down raining, terrible storm. i take a shower and get some coffee and i open up the newspaper and there's a bad story about me in the new york times. i was much more sensitive at bad stories. i've become more accustomed to them now. i get dressed and go downstairs. i'm walking to the car and my umbrella blows open and i'm so he could. by the time i'm in the car i'm
wet and i'm mad and i'm still kind of sleepy and it turns out that greenwood is several hours away from every place else. we drive and we drive and we drive and we drive and finally we get to greenwood although you don't know you're there right away because there's not a lot of tall buildings. we pull up to a small field house and i walk in and i'm looking around. i don't hear a lot going on. the state representative said she was going to organize a meeting and we walk in and there's about 20 people there. they're all kind of wet too. they don't look excited to see me. i'm running for president so i do what i'm supposed to do and i'm shaking hands and i say how do you do? nice to meet you. i'm making my way around the room and i hear this voice cry out behind me, fired up.
i'm startled. i don't know what's going on. everybody in the room, they act like this is normal. when a voice said fired up they all say ready to go. once again i hear the voice, fired up. ready to go. ready to go. i look around, i turn around there's a small woman. she's about 60 years old. looks like she just came from church. she's looking at me and grinning. she's smiling. looking happy. turns out she's a city council woman from greenwood who moonlights as a private detective. she's famous throughout the area when she goes to football games and when she goes to rallies and she goes to community events she does this chant of hers. she does it where ever she goes.
for the next few minutes she just keeps on saying fired up. everybody says fired up and she says ready to go and everybody says ready to go. i'm thinking this woman is showing me up. this is my meeting. i'm running for president. she's dominating the room. i look at my staff and they just shrug their shoulders. they don't know what to do. this goes on for a few minutes. after a few minutes i'm feeling kind of fired up. i'm feeling like i'm ready to go. i start joining in the chant. my staff starts joining in the chant. i feel pretty good. we go onto talk about the lives of the people in the room and their families and their struggles and their hopes for their kids and grand kids.
we drive out and it's still raining but it doesn't seem to bad. we go to our next stop and for the rest of the day even after we left greenwood, even though we still weren't getting any big crowds any place, even though people still couldn't pronounce my name, i felt good. i'd see my staff and i'd say are you fired up? they'd say fired up. i'd say we're ready to go. we brought that to iowa. during our rallies this became a chant. we'd have signs saying fired up. ready to go. the woman, her name was edith child. she was written up in the wall street journal and folks did news stories on her. this became one of the anthems
back in 2008. here is the end of the story. we knew we were coming back to des moines for the last campaign rally i'll ever do for me and so we were getting kind of sentimental and we said why don't you come on up. listen to this. we said why don't you come on up. we'll fly you up from south carolina and you can do this chant one more time just for old good times sake. it's like getting the band back together again. you know what she said, she said i'd love to see you but i think we can still win north carolina so i'm taking a crew into north
carolina to knock on doors on election day. i don't have time to be talking about it. i've got to knock on some doors. i'm going to turn out the vote. i'm still fired up, but i got work to do. that shows you what one voice can do. one voice can change a room. in it can change a room, it can change a city. if it can change a city, it can change a state. if it can change a state, kit change a nation. if it can change a nation it can change the world. in 2008 your voice changed the world. edith child asked me to ask you that if you're willing to still
stand with me tomorrow, you're willing to get your friends and neighbors and coworkers to the polls tomorrow, if you're willing to make sure we finish what we started, she's pretty sure we'll win iowa. she's pretty sure we'll win this election. she just had one question for you and that is are you fired up? are you fired up? are you fired up? are you fired up? >> ready to go! >> iowa, tomorrow remind the world why the united states of america is the greatest nation. i love you. let's keep moving. god bless you and god bless united states of america. [ cheers and applause ]
>> he graduated from college in the middle of the reagan residency. he graduated from law school when bill clinton began running for president. in 1995 he filed h i papers to run for illinois state senate seat. he won that election and a year later he ran for congress and lost. the only campaign he's ever lost. he kept his seat in the illinois senate after losing the congressional race and four years later he aimed higher, united states senate. he took the office as united states senator in january of 2005 and only four years later in january of 2009 he took the oath of office as president of the united states. you have just witnessed the
final moment of barack obama's 17-year political career. his career in government may continue for another four years but his career in politics as a candidate just ended. when he gave his first speech as a candidate 17 years ago very, very few people were listening. tonight the whole world is watching and so barack obama has given his last speech as a candidate. waved to his last adoring crowd as a candidate, heard his last encouraging cheer as a candidate. he has had his last hooray and now he must wait. wait with the rest of us to find out this time tomorrow night whether he will continue to be president of the united states for four more years.
jonathan capehart the president said it's out of my hands now. >> for 30 minutes the time the first lady introduced him we've been sitting here enraptured by this man who closed the loop on his presidential candidacy. going back to iowa where it started telling the story of fired up, ready to go before a crowd of 20,000 people there in iowa. richard and i were remarking at one point at with unpoint i thought i noticed the president's eye cracking. when he did this, that's when i knew this was hitting the president hard, the occasion he was a part of. >> of course he felt it richard. >> i've been e-mailing and texting with people who were there in iowa and people close to the president.
this was an emotional speech for them. the premise of the story is it comes down to individuals. he needed to be fired up. he didn't believe in his candidacy. his wife didn't believe but the supporters made it happen. the people who showed up to vote in iowa and elsewhere and that's not a bad closing message. >> that concludes our live coverage of president obama's final campaign speech. msnbc knew resumes regularly scheduled programming. what do i think will happen tomorrow? i think romney will be elected president. whatever. he asked. my guess is as good as yours.
governor christie turned down a request to appear with governor romney from 20 minutes from trent trenton, the capital of new jersey. >> here is president obama talking about the recovery effort. >> no matter how bad a storm is, no matter how tough times may get we're in this together. >> let's bring in our mega power panel.
i am a man of truth. i admit the knowledge weighs heavy on this side of the table. gentlemen, everybody wants to know what's going to happen. but i want to go back to what chris christie is saying. richard, how much is this storm played into the decision-making factor for voters? >> i think it has had a significant impact -- for that sliver that needs to break late in the election. one or two-point race, that can make a difference just as much as the ground game can. is it close enough that any side can be right? yeah. there's been a few polls that all point to run result. still a close election, but if you had to bet your money, it seems at least the electoral college looks like it's pretty clear. >> i think richard is right about the effects of the hurricane. and i think it's especially true because mitt romney had been hoping that his closing argument, and he's making it again today, is about how he's
the only guy that can bring bipartisanship back to washington. and the president's relationship with governor christie, who after all is the guy that gave the keynote at the republican, it's undercut. there's been a sliver of movement in the president's direction in some places. it's partly due to that. undecided voters and independent voters care a lot about that process argument. that's helped the president make it. >> he's shown leadership and gives him an opportunity to leadership. >> it does. i think it's been a good couple weeks for the president. clearly, if you're a betting person, that's the way you'd bet your money. you wouldn't necessarily sleep all that soundly tonight, but the other side is not going to sleep soundly at all. if you'd ask, which hand would you rather play going into tomorrow. you'd rather have the president's hand. you have a lot more paths to
your 270 electoral votes. if you're mitt romney, you have to fill the inside straight flush. >> and it's basically impossible for mitt romney without ohio and/or pennsylvania, and maybe both. if the president can steal something in one of the other states like virginia, if he can hold virginia, then it's curtains. >> curtains. that's something we haven't heard. curtains. this has been a long process. >> i'll tell you this. if we know fairly early in the evening that the president has held virginia, then i think that would be curtains. >> polls close at 7:00 in virginia. >> there's no accident why mitt romney has been there multiple times, multiple events. the president has been there. it's incredibly intense in that state. as much as ohio really. >> all three of you journalists for decades. wealth of experience, honored in your profession.
we all know that mitt romney's campaign has not been truthful on a number of different issues. what if he wins? what does it say about our american political system if a man, and i'll use the term lies his way to the oval office? >> the technology has outpaced the technology of interrogation. we're not keeping up in this sort of arm's race of holding office holders and office seekers accountable for what they say. so our old ways of doing that don't seem adequate for the times. and so we invented this fact checker profession, which i used to call journalism. i thought that's what we did. but so now we have fact checkers. we have to go another step for accountability. >> richard, what do you think? >> we have not seen a candidate try and reinvent himself at such a late stage.
there are a couple reasons for that. one is a sense of shame. people like to hold themselves true to what they have said before. it takes a shamelessness to go out and reinvent yourself in the first debate. generally people try to build up to the back to the center and being moderate. that's where you end up with a candidate who isn't true to himself, never mind true to other facts that might be out there. that's the extraordinary thing. no candidate in recent times has tried to do that. if it works, it means you can reinvent yourself any number of times. it means that consistency, some kind of ideological harmony is out the window. the next candidate running for president will have no budget details, no proposals, you're into a pure marketing campaign. all due respect to my marketing friends, but it's an advertising-driven world. >> we can't rely on the campaign mechanisms themselves.
a lot of the fact checking is discounted as politics. it has to be journalism. the other thing is if it works for mitt romney, if this rather cynical strategy works for mitt romney, it will also show that the depth of antagonism toward the president and toward his handling of the economy was deeper than the polls measured in the run up to the election. both personal and policy. >> early days of reporting for all of you when you were going to the city commission meetings at midnight. if someone said something on tape that wasn't true, you could just feel the community outrage. but i just don't sense that outrage across america when there's a half truth pulled out. what's happening to the country? >> one of the things that's happening is people have their own spheres of facts and fact checkers and realities.
even more dangerous thing in noigs what richard was saying about the cynicism of the strategy is the idea that we don't share an agreement on facts anymore. you're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. now everybody has their own facts. >> great to have you with us tonight. coming up, tomorrow is a huge day for the country and the future of the american middle class. my commentary on how important it is. stay with us. [ female announcer ] with secret outlast clear gel, there's no white marks or worries.
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30 years and separating. it's called the vulture part because the people on the top are on top of it. they are the vultures. they practice vulture capitalism, which has no regard for american workers or the middle class. this chart is what "the ed show" is all about and it is what "the ed show" is about moving forward. for three years on this program, we have talked about the american middle class and the pressures on the middle class. it's the backbone of the economy. you see the middle class on the blue line. that's their income. this is it. tomorrow is your last chance to make that blue line go up and level the playing field a little bit for all americans in our economy. mitt romney sees that red line that you're looking at at the top, he believes that's not steep enough. he wants it to go off the chart.
he wants a national right to work law to take away your voice in the workplace. he doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work. he wants to abolish minimum wage. what did those folks do wrong? this is radical. and this is radical to the american middle class in this country. people who are on minimum wage, they are not in the middle class, but they want to get there. mitt romney wants to cut taxes for the wealthiest americans. see the people at the top of that chart, they are the ones that have benefitted and will benefit no matter what happens tomorrow. for 30 years, they have gotten all the breaks, all the tax cuts, trade deals they have wanted, they have kept the middle class from growing. they have kept the working man down. that's what mitt romney wants to continue to do. he's the chief of outsourcing. mitt romney wants to go back to failed policies of the bush administration.
this is what got us in this mess in the first place. every economic indicator, every single one, and to some conservative friends i have, this is what i say. every economic indicator is up. since the day president obama took office. gdp, the stock market, jobs, consumer confidence, housing starts, corporate profits, they ought to be loving this guy. manufacturing is up, unemployment is down. we're better off today than four years ago. tomorrow we're going to have a chance to make sure that the great american middle class of this country will have a chance to recover and grow. nobody is claiming that we are where we are because of just one person. we are a great country. we're going to recover. but policies make a difference.
president obama is not satisfied. he declares that often. liberals, progressives, nobody is satisfied with the pace of the recovery. however, mitt romney that ran us right into the ditch in the first place. tax cuts for the wealthiest americans have not created the jobs that we were going to create. they have done no good for this country except for very few because 98% of americans did not benefit from the bush tax cuts. this country needs investment in education, in teachers and schools in science and math and reading, the basics. we have to be brilliant on the basics. we have to build roads, bridges, and we have to believe in people. the cops and firefighters and emts. mitt romney, he thinks that's just all big government. it's not. it's america. we need to reinvest in our country. we have already done all that nation building in baghdad and kandahar. we have enough for the top 1%. it's time to invest in the middle class. this show has been all around the country in recent years. we have spoken to people in